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June 3rd 2009:
You Me At Six, Trans - Global Underground, Hundred Reasons, Jersey Budd & Florence Rawlings added to the brilliant GuilFest 2009 line up!!!

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You Me At Six have been confirmed as headline act on the Rocksound Cave on Friday 10th July. It’s been a whirlwind for this Surrey based young pop punk quintet since they formed in Weybridge in 2005. They have already won two Kerrang! Nominations and supported a host of hot rock acts, from Fightstar to New Found Glory, The Audition, Angels & Airwaves and Fall Out Boy before headlining numerous tours of their own. In November 2007 they signed an album deal with UK Indie label Slam Dunk Records, and their debut album, Take Off Your Colours, went straight in at number 25 in the UK Charts in October 2008.  You Me At Six, who recently signed to Epitaph Records in the US, really are the British band of the moment and organisers are delighted to have such talent performing at GuilFest this year!

World music genre defining Trans-Global Underground have been confirmed for the Main Stage at GuilFest on Saturday 11th July.  Formed in 1991, when a group of disenchanted misfits from various corners of the dance, indie, bhangra, and Arabic scenes in London begin congregating in and around the offices of Nation Records in Ladbroke Grove, Trans - Global Underground have since toured festivals and venues all over the world, including locations as diverse as Egypt, Tunisia, Singapore and Australia – The band even opened the 2000 Sydney Olympics!  Expect world music influence from just about anywhere you can think of; their set is guaranteed to take you on a musical journey that spans the entire globe.


Hundred Reasons are confirmed to headline the Rocksound Cave on Saturday 11th July.  Hailing from Surrey, Hundred Reasons have sold in excess of a quarter of a million albums and scored six top 40 UK Hit singles from their four studio albums released since the band’s inception in 2000.  Hundred Reasons, who have toured extensively round the world and won three Kerrang! awards to date, are set to bring the house down with their powerful live set on Saturday night in the Rock Sound Cave.


Jersey Budd is welcomed to the Ents24 stage on Saturday 11th July.  Aside from his expressive, powerful voice and knack for a good melody, it’s Jersey’s unique take on rock history that makes his music so compelling. On ‘Shotgun Times’ he updates southern rock with contemporary string and horn arrangements, while ‘She Came Back’ shimmers with the 60’s finest harmonies, featuring the same handclaps and ‘Sha-La-Las’ that punctuated The Hollies’ finest moments.  Gifted yet grounded, Jersey Budd is a working class hero in the making, matching Lennon’s looks with The Boss’ penchant for the epic. We’re sure that his voice, songs and most importantly his lust for life, will make welcome additions to 2009’s musical landscape.


Soul singer Florence Rawlings will be entertaining crowds on the Main Stage on Saturday 11th July. The latest signing to Mike Batt’s Dramatico Records (Katie Melua, Marianne Faithfull, Carla Bruni), this 20 year-old Londoner is set to become a household name with her impressive mix of authentic soul, raw grooves and rhythm & blues.  Florence first impressed Mike Batt at the age of just thirteen when she performed at his house after hearing he was looking for female singers to sign to his label Dramatico. Two of the young singing applicants stood out to Batt immediately, one being a certain Katie Melua and the other Florence Rawlings. With Florence still so young, it was agreed that she should concentrate on school and finish her studies. Even then, whilst the majority of young teenagers were just being introduced to the real world, Florence sang with a heart and core that suggested she knew it inside out.


These 5 new acts join an enormous line up, that has been announced over the last few weeks.  There are still plenty more acts to be announced however -  More emerging talent will grace the two Live Club Stages for unsigned bands, with over 40 of the best raw and up and coming groups vying for the audience’s attention over the weekend. Tons of other attractions are on offer, including a massive 150 foot long bar, a huge variety of food stalls, Farmer Giles Barn Dance, The brand new 70s disco, The Rock Disco, The Acoustic tent, the eFestivals Comedy Stage, The Funky End Stage and loads more.

GuilFest 2009 looks set to become the most successful to date and tickets are selling very fast indeed! – to get yours:

 Call our Ticket Hotline: 0871 4240050 or Book tickets via the website: http://www.guilfest.co.uk

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